November 19 - 21, 2024 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX

Explore #TRE23

Looking Back at The Running Event 2023

November 28-30 | Austin Convention Center | Austin, TX
Each year, thousands of run and outdoor specialty retail professionals attend TRE in search of the latest in footwear, apparel, gear, and more. An innovative, dynamic trade show floor, valuable educational content, endless networking opportunities, and industry celebration bring this special community of retailers, event management professionals, and brands together to do business, network, learn, and have fun.
At TRE 2023 – the largest TRE in show history – attendees maximized learning through actionable, timely conference sessions, sourced new products in a lively exhibit hall, built impactful industry relationships, and celebrated the run and outdoor specialty industry. Click below to receive updates about the 2024 event.


Find answers to common questions about The Running Event & Switchback at TRE


With an expanded conference program and in-depth educational offerings relevant to multiple levels and positions, attendees will access critical insights, actionable best practices, and new skills.


With hundreds of market-leading run and outdoor specialty brands and new-to-TRE exhibitors, buyers will source and experience fresh products while building key business connections.


With the Indie 5K, mentorship program, Switchback at TRE networking events, and more, attendees will connect with their industry peers and brands to share knowledge and have fun!


The Best Running Stores reception, industry awards, and more offer a special opportunity to recognize trailblazers who go above and beyond for customers, community and the run and outdoor industry.

Discover Switchback at TRE

In 2022, we welcomed the outdoors in with Switchback at The Running Event. For the second year in a row, Switchback at TRE offered even more opportunities for outdoor brands and retailers to connect and do business with run specialty, access valuable education, and grow their business. Learn more about Switchback at TRE here.

Exhibit at The Running Event or  Switchback at TRE

Interested in exhibiting this year? Send us an email. In the meantime, download the 2024 Exhibitor Facts & Figures for details about booth packages, attendee demographics, and more.

"The Running Event is the industry's one-stop shop for networking, viewing current and upcoming products, and keeping up-to-date with industry trends! There's something for everyone in the industry - no matter where you fall on the ladder. A great event every year!"

TRE 2022 Attendee

“The connections made and the retail store owners who attend the show are of high quality and bring so much value to our business.”

TRE 2022 Exhibitor

"The Running Event is a must-attend conference and expo for any Retailer, Manager or Owner. I always look forward to learning about trends and connecting with other professionals in the running industry. There is so much to see and do, and I particularly love the efforts to host an event that is environmentally responsible and to make the industry more inclusive.”

TRE 2022 Attendee

“The Running Event is the premier event in the running industry.  If you're doing business in the specialty run channel, on any level, you need to attend.”

TRE 2022 Exhibitor

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